ACC Women’s Basketball: Player and Rookie of the Week Announced
Louisville’s Hines-Allen and North Carolina’s Bailey honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while North Carolina freshman forward Janelle Bailey earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted upon by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Hines-Allen was named MVP of the Preseason WNIT after recording 17 points and 12 rebounds in the championship game against No. 10 Oregon. She finished the week with two double-doubles, also recording one in the win over Toledo (17 points, 10 rebounds), giving her 32 on her career, which ranks third all-time in Louisville program history. She averaged 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds, while shooting 61 percent from the floor in the Cardinals’ three wins over Toledo, No. 24 Michigan and the 10th-ranked Ducks, and added nine assists. This is the sixth time of her career Hines-Allen has been named ACC Player of the Week.
Bailey, a preseason selection for the ACC Newcomer Watch List, averaged 18.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Tar Heels. She recorded her first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Radford, the preseason favorite to win the Big South Conference. Bailey added 17 points and five rebounds against South Alabama on Sunday.
The ACC has four teams ranked in this week’s AP Top 25 that was released on Monday led by fourth-ranked Louisville. Notre Dame follows at No. 6 along with No. 13 Florida State and No. 16 Duke. Georgia Tech is receiving votes in the poll.